Wednesday April 16th, 2014
Wednesday April 16th, 2014
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Jonathan appeals to Reps over N72bn slash in 2013 Amendment Bill

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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, responded swiftly to the rejection of his 2013 Budget Amendment Bill by the House of Representatives by asking the lawmakers to restore N72.2 billion they had slashed from the proposed legislation he sent to the National Assembly last March.

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Reps urge CBN to implement cashless policy in phases

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HOUSE of Representatives, yesterday, mandated Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to implement the cashless policy introduced in the country in phases.

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32 dead as gunmen raid 3 villages in Plateau

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About 32 people have been killed in three villages in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State in an attack allegedly coordinated by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

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CP Mbu blames rift with Amaechi on media

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RIVERS State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu, has described Governor Chibuike Amaechi of the state as his friend and boss.

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NMA threatens to sanction erring affiliates

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As the three-day nationwide strike called by National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, enters its second day, the national body of the medical doctors, Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday warned that it would not withhold sanctions on any erring affiliate body or individual member for violating the extant laws/constitutional provisions of the association.

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Elephants storm Nigeria on Wednesday

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ivorians

A 26-man delegation of the home-based National Team of Cote d’Ivoire will fly into Lagos on the evening of Wednesday next week, for Saturday’s 2014 African Nations Championship qualifying match against their Nigerian counterparts.

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Lagos ‘ll be among most urbanised cities in 2015 – Fashola

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, said the current growth rate and industrial activities in the state would make it among the most urbanised cities in the world by 2015 with the possibility of overtaking New York City, in the United States of America.

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Oil discovery, boost to national reserve – Lagos govt boasts

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Lagos state Government,yesterday, confirmed that it was aware of the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities in the state, describing it as “a boost for the nation’s oil reserve drive.”

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NEC approves deductions from all tiers of govt to fund Police Force

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The National Economic Council, yesterday, gave approval for the deduction at source, one per cent (1%) first line charge from the revenues of the federal, state and local governments in order to fund the Nigeria Police Force.

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NLNG files contempt charge against NIMASA, AGF

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Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, Limited has initiated contempt proceedings before a Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking to commit the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, to prison for “having disobeyed the order of the court made on June 18, 2013,” which amounted to contempt of court.

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Madiba the Lionheart

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Nelson Mandela

NELSON Rolihlahla Mandela is, in my opinion, the greatest man our continent has ever produced. Now, this charismatic and courageous global icon, who sacrificed 27 whole years of his life to the struggle for racial equality in South Africa, lies critically ill in hospital.

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Edo PDP chair slams Oshiomhole over teachers’ strike

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Edo State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, has described as shameful, the position of Governor Adams Oshiomhole on the ongoing strike embarked upon by teachers in the state.

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Affirmative action and first female governor

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OVER a decade and one half of our democracy, and about 13 years after the Beijing Conference on Women, we are yet to produce a female governor or vice president in Nigeria.

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Akpoborie puts Keshi on his toes

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Keshi

Former Super Eagles forward, Jonathan Akpoborie is surprised that Coach Stephen Keshi has not been able to rectify the defensive lapses in the Eagles squad since he he took over in November 2011.

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Barring of Amaechi from presidential dinner: ACN asks Jonathan to probe allegation

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Jonathan

The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately order a probe into the published report that Rivers State governor Chibuike Amaechi, was barred from paying his respects to the President at a dinner in the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

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FATCA: Nigerian banks get October deadline for IRS registration

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Customers using the Internet Banking platform

Nigerian banks have been given till October 25 to register with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requirement.

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Preparing for Ramadan

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Muslims praying at Agege Prayer Ground, Lagos as part of activities marking the Eid-Kabir Celebration. Photo By Diran Oshe

The Qur’an says: Wazhakir faina zhikra, tanfau-l-Mumineen: “And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers.” We have to remind ourselves that there is no better time than now to prepare for the month. In fact, our preparations should have reached crescendo, bearing in mind that it is less than two weeks from now. The companions of the Prophet began preparation for the glorious month six months in advance.

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We ‘ll allocate shops at Obio Akpor market – LG BOSS

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Chairman of Obio Akpor Local Government Caretaker Committee, Rivers State, Mr. Chikordi Dike, has said that his committee would go ahead to allocate stores at the Obio Akpor International Market despite the threat from loyalists of the suspended elected officials of the council.

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CP Mbu blames rift with Amaechi on media

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PORT HARCOURT—RIVERS State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu, has described Governor Chibuike Amaechi of the state as his friend and boss.

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Security: Toothless bulldogs in Govt House

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Amaechi: Berates Police boss. Mbu: Amaechi is a dictator

The conflict between Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu, rekindles the persistent controversy over the constitutional relationship between governors and Commissioners of Police.

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SIM card: NATCOMS asks for 3 months extension

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THE National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers, NATCOMS, yesterday, urged the Nigerian Telecommunications Commission, NCC, to grant a three-month extension for SIM card registrations in the country.

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The race for 20 million metric tons of food by 2015

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Sorghum farmers in Kaduna

WHEN countries in Europe and America screamed out of fright about a global food crisis, not many in Nigeria were alarmed.

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NUPENG calls for Rivers’ police boss removal

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LAGOS—Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has called for the immediate removal of the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, over his utterances and actions in the state.

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The world awaits Fascinating Nigeria brand

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carnival-rivers

MANY tourist destinations in the world had ridden on the back of marketing slogans to attract tourists. The “Incredible India,” the marketing slogan, that attracted tourists to India from around the globe, also reportedly posted incredible results for its marketers.

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‘Hero’ Mandela hanging on

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Nelson Mandela

A critically ill Nelson Mandela showed tentative signs of improvement on Thursday as South Africa-bound US President Barack Obama led a chorus of support for the “hero for the world”.

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2015: S-West PDP on the march again

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To re-strategize and reposition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for electoral victory in the South West geo-political zone in subsequent elections, PDP leaders across the six states in the region have decided to close ranks.

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C- servants kick against deregulation of minimum wage

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Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, Thursday, kicked against planned deregulation of the national minimum wage by the Senate, warning that it would lead to anarchy in the industrial relation arena and negatively affect the democratic process, if allowed to sail through.

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LG poll: Will Oct 5 be turning point for Anambra?

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Gov Obi

Anambra State has not conducted local government elections since the advent of the Fourth Republic in 1999, as local political leaders traded on the peoples’ right for democratic expression. The political traders are now at wits end following the resolve of the authorities to conduct the decade long expected council polls.

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Probe on HIV/AIDS funds not to witch-hunt — Tambuwal

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Speaker of the 7th National Assembly, Rep. Taminu Waziri Tambuwal  taking oath of office  while Clerk National Assembly Alhj. Salisu Maikasuwa and others look on during Swearing in of 7th National Assembly in  Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan

SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday, said the investigation into how funds meant to tackle HIV/AIDS were managed was not to witch-hunt but enhance transparency and access to medical facilities for victims of the scourge.

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If BB were to be on iPhone, Android….

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blackberrry

If the rumours were anything to go by, it should have happened yesterday. From yesterday, June 27, Iphone and Android users should have been able to download the Blackberry messenger service on their phones. But it did not happen. Blackberry and Iphone users are still keeping their fingers crossed for that digital revolution.

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Lonestar: Shell blames litigation for delay in liquidating $20m debt

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shell

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, yesterday, blamed the crisis currently rocking Lonestar Drilling Nigeria Limited for its inability to liquidate its US$20 million (N3.2 billion) indebtedness to the firm.

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Delta 2015: Keyamo’s quest to oust PDP dynasty

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Festus-Keyamo

THE race for the Delta State Government House is getting keener by the day. Apart from a horde of aspirants jostling for the position on the banner of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a couple of others are laying claim to the governorship seat on the plank of opposition parties.

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